UNIX System Administration Course

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Unix TrainingUNIX System Administration

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 4 day(s)      Public Class Price: $2280/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Unix


Unix Training
This 4-day course introduces Linux™ and UNIX™ users to the tasks needed to administer their own system.
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  Public Classes - Live Online at Your Location or OursHow It Works

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend from your home or work or in one of our local computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

  • A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
  • Hands-on learning with the software/skills you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Any needed software for class provided in online lab environment
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

Click a class date below to register & view location/attendance options.

 Register ➥   May 18, 2021     

  Group Classes for Organizations - Onsite or Online How It Works

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.  

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session

  Detailed Course Topics

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Course Topics

1. Overview of System Administration
System Administrator Responsibilities
A Brief History of UNIX
Evolving Standards
Navigating the Documentation

2. User Administration
What is a "user" in UNIX?
The /etc/passwd File
Groups
The /etc/group File
Passwords
Adding Users
Deleting Users
Modifying User Attributes
The Login Process
/etc/profile and .profile
Communicating with Users: /etc/motd
Communicating with Users: The wall Command

3. File System Basics
The Hierarchy
Files
Directories
Device Files
Character and Block Devices
The/dev Directory
Links
Symbolic Links
A File System Tour
The df Command
The du Command
The find Command

4. Advanced File System Concepts
The Physical File System
The Inode File
File Storage in Disk Blocks
The Superblock
The Free List
Slices and File Systems
File System Types

5. Disk Management
Making a File System
The mkfs Command
Sharing File Systems
The mount Command
The fstab File
The fsck Command
The lost+found Directory
The prtvtoc Command

6. Backups
Backup Strategies
Backup Tools
The tar Command
The cpio Command
The dump Command
Network Backup Strategies

7. UNIX Processes
Overview of Processes
Process Space
Process Table
The fork/exec Mechanism
The ps Command
Background Processes
The kill Command
Scheduling Jobs
The cron Daemon
The at Command
The crontab Command
Format of cron Files
Access to Scheduling Facilities

8. System Startup and Shutdown
Run States
The init Daemon
/etc/inittab
The inittab Actions
The init Command
The rc Scripts
Single-User Mode
The shutdown Command

9. UNIX System Security
Security Overview
Physical Security
Account Security
SUID and SGID Settings
File and Directory Permissions
Software Security

10. Performance Monitoring and Tuning
Performance Issues
Methods of Improving Performance
Swapping and Paging
The sar Utility
Using sar
The truss Command

11. IP Addressing
Basic Network Needs
Ethernet Addresses
IP Addresses
DNS vs /etc/hosts to Resolve IP Addresses
Network Addresses
Network Classes
Broadcast Addresses
Subnet Masks

12. Configuring TCP/IP
The /etc/hosts File
The ifconfig Command
The /etc/services File
The inetd Daemon
The /etc/inetd.conf File
Simple TCP/IP Troubleshooting: The ping Command
Simple TCP/IP Troubleshooting: The nestat Command

13. The LP Print Service
Printing Overview
The lp Command
The lpstat Command
The cancel Command
Adding a Printer
The lpadmin Command
The accept and reject Commands
The enable and disable Commands
Adding a Networked Printer
Other Administrative Commands

14. Appendix A – Network Utilities
Network Services
telnet - Terminal Emulator
ftp - File Transfer
rcp - Remote Copy
rlogin - Remote Login
rsh - Remote Commands

15. Appendix B – Kernel Reconfiguration
Overview of Reconfiguration
Kernel Parameters
Steps to Reconfigure a Kernel
Specific Steps for SVR4

16. Appendix C – Overview of NIS
What is NIS?
Why Use NIS?
NIS Design and Implementation
NIS Maps
Configuring NIS
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Public Class Format

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led live online training you attend either from your home/work location or in one of our computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with you like in a traditional classroom.


Quality Instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience teaching adult learners in person and online.

Complete Lab Environment

Access to software required is provided in a lab environment during class.

Hands-on Learning

Most classes are not all lecture - you can learn by actually doing.


Small Classes

You get more attention from the instructor and classes flow more smoothly.

Post-Class Lab Access*

Access practice lab environment for 180 days after most classes*.


Low Cancellation Rate

Most classes run as scheduled.



*These courses do not have post-class lab environment access: Adobe, Salesforce, QuickBooks Online Edition, Google, HTML, WordPress, ITIL, Six Sigma, CompTIA, Project Management, SEO, Social Media.


Group Training

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.

How Group Training Works





  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice Files (Materials provided before the class date)
  • If a course has a hands‐on lab, we provide access to the configured course software and files.
    (Requires a high‐speed internet connection and certain open ports on your firewall. You can perform a Connection Assessment Test here)
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session
  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

Request a Free Quote

UNIX System Administration Class Reviews

Here are a sample of Unix class reviews from past students that have attended our Unix training courses.



This 4-day course introduces Linux™ and UNIX™ users to the tasks needed to administer their own system.


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.78 out of 5 from 12 students

5.00 out of 5

Instructor was great! went thru the course and answered all my questionsI will be taking another class for surehopefully with the same instructor


- attended our Fundamentals of UNIX class

4.88 out of 5

Fantastic instruction!


- attended our Korn & Bash Shell Programming class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our UNIX System Administration class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our UNIX System Administration class

4.91 out of 5


- attended our Fundamentals of UNIX class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Fundamentals of UNIX class

4.87 out of 5


- attended our Fundamentals of UNIX class

4.35 out of 5


- attended our Fundamentals of UNIX class

4.71 out of 5


- attended our Fundamentals of UNIX class

4.53 out of 5


- attended our Korn & Bash Shell Programming class

4.18 out of 5


- attended our Korn & Bash Shell Programming class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Fundamentals of UNIX class



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